Lichtenstein P, Baker MR
29 (5): 362-362 SEP 1999
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Karolinska Inst, Dept Med Epidemiol, Stockholm, Sweden
Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Acad, Bloomfield, CT USA
Sheldrake R, Lawlor C, Turney J
RIVISTA DI BIOLOGIA-BIOLOGY FORUM
91 (1): 57-73 JAN-APR 1998
Document type: Article Language: English Cited References: 14 Times Cited: 1
A survey was carried out by telephone in London to find out how many pet owners had observed seemingly telepathic abilities in their pets. 52% of dog owners claimed that their animals knew in advance when a member of the household war on the way home, compared with 24% of cat owners. Of the animals that reacted, 21% of dogs and 19% of cats were said to do so more than 10 minutes before the person's return. 73% of dog owners and 52% of cat owners said their pea knew when the owners were going out before they showed any signs of doing so. 43% of dog owners and 41% of cat owner's said their pets responded to their thoughts or silent commands; and 57% of dog owners and 37% of cat owners said their pea were sometimes telepathic with them. 46% of people with pets now and 37% of people without pets now said that they had known pets in the past that were telepathic. 39% of those with pets now and 38% of those currently without pets said they themselves had had psychic experience. But significantly fewer of those who had never kept pets had had psychic experiences themselves. The results of this survey are compared with two similar surveys in North-West England and in California. The general pattern was remarkably similar in these three very different locations, and shows that seemingly telepathic abilities in pets are common. in all locations dogs were more responsive than cats to their owners' thoughts and intentions. The potential for experimental investigations of these abilities is discussed.
survey, pets, dogs, cats, telepathy
Sheldrake R, 20 Willow Rd, London NW3 1TJ, England
BEM DJ, HONORTON C
115 (1): 4-18 JAN 1994
Document type: Review Language: English Cited References: 74 Times Cited: 84
Most academic psychologists do not yet accept the existence of psi, anomalous processes of information or energy transfer (such as telepathy or other forms of extrasensory perception) that are currently unexplained in terms of known physical or biological mechanisms. We believe that the replication rates and effect sizes achieved by one particular experimental method, the ganzfeld procedure, are now sufficient to warrant bringing this body of data to the attention of the wider psychological community. Competing meta-analyses of the ganzfeld database are reviewed, 1 by R. Hyman (1985), a skeptical critic of psi research, and the other by C. Honorton (1985), a parapsychologist and major contributor to the ganzfeld database. Next the results of 11 new ganzfeld studies that comply with guidelines jointly authored by R. Hyman and C. Honorton (1986) are summarized. Finally, issues of replication and theoretical explanation are discussed.
META-ANALYSIS, GANZFELD, PARAPSYCHOLOGY, PERFORMANCE, PSYCHOLOGY
BEM DJ, CORNELL UNIV,DEPT PSYCHOL,URIS HALL,ITHACA,NY 14853
UNIV EDINBURGH,DEPT PSYCHOL,EDINBURGH EH8 9YL,MIDLOTHIAN,SCOTLAND
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION
49 (2): 629-657 SPR 2001
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In 1973 Robert Stoller wrote a paper on a series of dreams-his own and his patients(1)-that he reluctantly found himself calling "telepathic." He never submitted the paper for publication, though he returned to the topic of unconscious communication and telepathy with increasing fascination in the years before his death. Publication of Stoller's paper seems particularly opportune just now. In it he pleads for open-minded examination of data, however alien to current scientific belief those data seem. In the past, despite numerous published reports of possibly telepathic experiences in analysis, their investigation remained relatively one-sided, since a technical posture of anonymity with patients constrained analysts from revealing that a communication struck them as telepathic. This has limited what analysts have been able to learn about the information actually exchanged, how it was exchanged, and whether the communication was experienced as uncanny by the patient. Recent attention to the intersubjective nature of the analytic situation has led to a deemphasis of anonymity, opening freer dialogue that may facilitate the rigorous investigation Stoller calls for. Such investigation may further analytic understanding of unconscious mental function and communication in the clinical setting, and lend perspective to the growing body of carefully controlled experimental research on anomalous mental phenomena.
INFORMATION-TRANSFER, PSYCHOANALYSIS, CORRESPONDENCES, DISCLOSURE, KNOWLEDGE, AUTHORITY, ANALYST
Mayer EL, 2435 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
San Francisco Psychoanalyt Soc & Inst, San Francisco, CA USA
Univ Calif Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
Univ Calif San Francisco, Med Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94143 USA
Dalkvist J, Westerlund J
JOURNAL OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
62 (3): 219-253 SEP 1998
Document type: Article Language: English Cited References: 26 Times Cited: 1
Five experiments testing for telepathic communication of emotions, evoked by slide pictures, between a group of senders and a group of receivers are reported. Using a total of 337 undergraduate students as subjects, each subject serving both as sender and receiver in two different parts of a session, telepathic performance was tested as a function of: (a) subject factors (gender; belief in telepathy as measured at the beginning and at the end of a given session; the order of the task as sender and the task as receiver; age, repetition avoidance, and number of positive responses) and (b) stimulus factors (position order of the target pictures; picture characteristics, as measured by psychological scales; and sequences of stimuli and responses, respectively). For each of the two sets of analyses, a number of significant effects were obtained, Different "natural" explanations of the findings were discussed and judged to be extremely unlikely. On the basis of significant findings, a set of eight predictions (to be tested in an ongoing follow-up experiment) were formulated.
GANZFELD, PROBABILITY, BELIEF
Dalkvist J, Univ Stockholm, Dept Psychol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Univ Stockholm, Dept Psychol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Telepathy: Its Theory, Facts, and Proof
William Walker Atkinson
A very informative book presenting the foundation, theories and pioneer experiments. Of historical interest to say the least.
For anyone wishing to undertake a serious study on telepathy, this is a good place to start.
Lets get back 100 years in time. This book comes from 1910 and is even more so therefor a joy to read.
Can be read online here:
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=n ... =1up;seq=1
[reading from yogebooks website]. had problems loading above link.
http://www.yogebooks.com/english/atkins ... epathy.pdf